1. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
     
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  3. One of my eyes is mascara’d shut.

     

  4. "Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."
    — 

    Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement) so relevant…. (via blackfoxx)

    Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness.”

    wow. that right there.

    (via blaquerose)

    (via biological-splicer)

     
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  6. femininefreak:

    Sex Education in American Public Schools

    (via cmonletsgoswimming)

     

  7. gang0fwolves:

    westendblues:

    please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

    it’s damaging and alienating

    (via sensationallity)

     

  8. lupinatic:

    thestolencaryatid:

    passive aggressive family members

    "guess i’ll never be a grandma"

    "guess i’ll never be an aunt"

    "guess i’ll never be able to dress a niece/nephew"

    stop feeling so entitled to my hypothetical offspring. it is not yours. it is mine. i will grow it if i…

     

  9. Anonymous said: What are the signs of emotional abuse?

    mental-health-advice:

    Abusive Expectations - Makes impossible demands, requires constant attention, and constantly criticizes.

    Aggressing - Name calling, accusing, blames, threatens or gives orders, and often disguised as a judgmental “I know best” or “helping” attitude.

    Constant Chaos - Deliberately starts arguments with you or others. May treat you well in front of others, but changes when you’re alone.

    Rejecting - Refusing to acknowledge a person’s value, worth or presence. Communicating that he or she is useless or inferior or devaluing his or her thoughts and feelings.

    Denying - Denies personal needs (especially when need is greatest) with the intent of causing hurt or as punishment. Uses silent treatment as punishment. Denies certain events happened or things that were said. Denies your perceptions, memory and sanity by disallowing any viewpoints other than their own which causes self-doubt, confusion, and loss of self-esteem.

    Degrading - Any behavior that diminishes the identity, worth or dignity of the person such as: name-calling, mocking, teasing, insulting, ridiculing,

    Emotional Blackmail - Uses guilt, compassion, or fear to get what he or she wants.

    Terrorizing - Inducing intense fear or terror in a person, by threats or coercion.

    Invalidation - Attempts to distort your perception of the world by refusing to acknowledge your personal reality. Says that your emotions and perceptions aren’t real and shouldn’t be trusted.

    Isolating - Reducing or restricting freedom and normal contact with others.

    Corrupting - Convincing a person to accept and engage in illegal activities.

    Exploiting - Using a person for advantage or profit.

    Minimizing - A less extreme form of denial that trivializes something you’ve expressed as unimportant or inconsequential.

    Unpredictable Responses - Gets angry and upset in a situation that would normally not warrant a response. You walk around on eggshells to avoid any unnecessary drama over innocent comments you make. Drastic mood swings and outbursts.

    Gaslighting -A form of psychological abuse involving the manipulation of situations or events that cause a person to be confused or to doubt his perceptions and memories. Gaslighting causes victims to constantly second-guess themselves and wonder if they’re losing their minds.

    Love, Salem

     
  10. buckyoubucky:

    "A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

    (Source: lady-dixon, via ibreakshitlikeboundariesnstuff)

     

  11. clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

    portlandvalentine:

    witchbladehost:

    Honestly, I just want pole-dancing de-stigmatized, so when I take classes and people know that I can pole dance, I don’t want a constant line of people asking me if I’m a stripper, because:

    1. I have zero interest…

     

  12. "Destroy the idea that men should respect women because we are their daughters, mothers, and sisters. Reinforce the idea that men should respect women because we are people."
     

  13. "There’s no freedom like the freedom that comes from accepting yourself."
    — Camila Cabello (via kushandwizdom)

    (via complicatedradiance)

     
  14. crusherccme:

    found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

    (via randafulz)

     
  15. (Source: life-of-beyonce, via serfborts)